Dialog Offers Content Options For Enterprise Portals

Oct 14, 2003


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Dialog, a Thomson business and provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, is now offering Dialog Portals, an information service that is designed to allow business news, research, and competitive intelligence to be integrated into enterprise portals. Content categories include news, market research, business and financial information, as well as science, technology and medical (STM) information and intellectual property records gathered from around the world.

The first release of Dialog Portals, now available for customer integration, is designed to enable "plug and play" access to Dialog news, business, and current awareness content. The next release of Dialog Portals, expected to be available next year, will add the STM and intellectual property content. Dialog Portals is a suite of Web-based information modules that provide access to databases of business news, analysis, and research on industries, customers, and competitors. The information is gathered by Dialog from publishers and information providers worldwide, and may be customized for individual access by different offices, business units or departments across a subscribing enterprise.

Examples of information categories currently and soon to be available through Dialog Portals include: industry-specific, personalized current awareness and news alerting services that combine news, analysis, and research with customized editorial relevance ranking; intellectual property data, such as worldwide trademark, patent and domain name records; articles from scholarly journals, providing research on scientific, technical, and medical (STM) topics; Dialog NewsRoom, an online database of news reports that provides single-search access to nearly 8,000 sources of news reporting, including broadcast transcripts, newspapers, periodicals, newswires, trade and scholarly journals, and other sources, drawn from nearly 80 countries in English and 11 other languages; Company Information, which delivers financial and market data, M&A reporting and company-specific news and information; the full texts of continuously updated versions of industry and trade publications; news wires reporting on specific industries or regions; and weather, allowing users to integrate weather forecasts for multiple regions.

Dialog has developed Dialog Portals to be fully compatible with products offered by portals software and applications providers. The service is compatible with: ATG Portal, BEATM WebLogic Portal, Computer Associates CleverPath Portal, IBM Websphere Portal, Microsoft SharePoint Portal, Oracle 9iAS Portal, Plumtree Portal, Sun ONE Portal and Vignette Application Portal (formerly Epicentric).

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